'Texas Terry' retires from NASCAR

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NASCAR driver Terry Labonte announces his retirement during a news conference at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Talladega, Al. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Terry Labonte, right, hugs an unidentified NASCAR official before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. Labonte plans to retire after the race. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Terry Labonte prepares for the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. Labonte plans to retire after the race. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Terry Labonte, right, chats with a crew member in the garage area after a practice run for Saturday's NASCAR Nextel Cup Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, July 2, 2004. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Terry Labonte sits in his NASCAR Nextel Cup Series car during practice for the Samsung/Radio Shack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, April 15, 2005. Terry, a two-time NASCAR champion, is running a limited schedule this year and next before stepping out of the cockpit for good. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Terry Labonte talks to the media during a stop in the NASCAR Media Tour in Concord, N.C., Wednesday Jan. 25, 2006.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)
NASCAR driver Terry Labonte sits in his car during a break in practice at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 17, 2006. Labonte was making preparations for the Sunday running of the Daytona 500. (AP Photo/Jim Topper)
Hendrick Motor Sports owner Rick Hendrick, left, chats with Terry Labonte, right, prior to the start of the Dickies 500 auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
NASCAR driver Terry Labonte prepares to race in the Dickies 500 auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006. Labonte was making his last start of his career in the race. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Retired NASCAR driver Terry Labonte walk the garage area during NASCAR Car of Tomorrow testing at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa Tuesday May 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
NASCAR drivers Terry Labonte, left, and younger brother Bobby Labonte get together before practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Saturday, June 28, 2008.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Terry Labonte, from Corpus Christi, Texas, holds his son Justin, 4 years old and the Busch Clash winner trophy in victory lane after winning the race in Daytona, Fl., Saturday, Feb. 10, 1985 and $65,000. Right is Labonte's wife Kim and their daughter Christine, 20 months old. (AP Photo/Mark Foley)
NASCAR driver Terry Labonte in his garage during practice for the Daytona 500 auto race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Paul Kizzle)
NASCAR driver Terry Labonte drivesduring qualifying for the Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011.(AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
Terry Labonte walks to his car on pit road before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 15: Terry Labonte, driver of the #32 C&J Energy Services Ford and Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, are introduced during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 06: Terry Labonte, driver of the #32 C & J Energy Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)
TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 18: Terry Labonte, driver of the #32 C&J Energy Services Ford, looks on in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 45th Annual Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 18, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 05: Terry Labonte, driver of the #32 C & J Energy Ford, signs autographs during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 5, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 27: Race car driver Terry Labonte throws out the first base before a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 27, 2013 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Diamondbacks won 3-2 in 11 innings. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JUNE 30: Terry Labonte, driver of the #32 C&J Energy Ford stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series COKE ZERO 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on June 30, 2011 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 05: Terry Labonte, driver of the #44 Kellogg's Chevrolet and his wife Kim take Terry's parade lap in a chevrolet driven by Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage prior to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Dickies 500, on November 5, 2006 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Labonte has announced that will retire after this race. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)
15 Feb 1997: NASCAR driver Terry Labonte racing for team Kelloggs Chevrolet during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida.
10 Nov 1996: Driver Terry LaBonte (center left) and team owner Rick Hendrick (center right) celebrate after the NAPA 500 NASCAR event at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. Terry Labonte finished fifth and captured the Winston Cup points trophy.
NASCAR's No. 5 Terry Labonte - NASCAR Sponsor Summit Edition - September 15, 2003. Terry Labonte - Still winning after all these years (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)
UNKNOWN: Two-time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Terry Labonte. (Photo by ISC Archives via Getty Images)
Terry Labonte (left) laughs with Jeff Gordon before the start of the Dickies 500 NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, November 5 2006. (Photo by David Kent/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
Terry Labonte signs autographs on his way out for NASCAR Nextel Cup Qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway, in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, April 7, 2006. (Photo by Ralph Lauer/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
10th place finisher in the NASCAR Winston Cup points standings, Terry Labonte is congraulated by host, Alan Beswick. (Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - 1995: Terry Labonte poses with his KelloggÕs-sponsored Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo by ISC Images & Archives via Getty Images)
1997: Terry Labonte driver of the #5 Kellogg's Cheverolet stands in the garage before a race circa 1997. (Photo by ISC Archives via Getty Images)
1984: Terry Labonte became the first national champion since 1973 to earn the crown without any superspeedway wins. (Photo by ISC Archives via Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 4, 1983: NASCAR driver Terry Labonte is interviewed by broadcaster Jerry Punch prior to the start of the 1983 Firecracker 400 on July 4, 1983 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
1989: The drivers for the 13th running of the International Race of Champions (IROC) Series pose with one of the Chevrolet Camaros used in the Series that year. (L-R) Hurley Haywood, Rusty Wallace, Bill Elliott, Terry Labonte, Rick Mears, Geoff Brabham, Dale Earnhardt, Danny Sullivan, Richard Petty, Al Unser, Jr. and A. J. Foyt. (Photo by ISC Images & Archives via Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 03: Terry Labonte driver of the #45 Richard Petty Driving Experinece Dodge during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 3, 2008 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 03: Terry Labonte driver of the #45 Richard Petty Driving Experinece Dodge during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 3, 2008 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Top NASCAR Winston Cup series drivers and teammates Jeff Gordon (left) and Terry LaBonte talk during Thursday, November 11th's unveiling of their 'NASCAR RACERS'-themed cars which they are driving this weekend in the Pennzoil 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Miami, FL. NASCAR and the Fox Kids Network celebrated the November 20th premiere of the animated tv series 'NASCAR RACERS' by staging the press event after practice today.
16 Feb 1997: The three drivers of Hendrick Motorsports, Jeff Gordon (center), Terry Labonte (left), and Ricky Craven celebrate after finishing 1-2-3 in the NASCAR Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Mandatory Credit:
NASCAR driver Terry Labonte announces his retirement during a news conference at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Terry Labonte walks down pit road before the second of two NASCAR Sprint Cup series qualifying auto races at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Terry Labonte, left, and Cole Whitt, right, greet fans as they are introduced before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Terry Labonte of Corpus Christi, Tex., holds his trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Southern 500 stock car race at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C., Sept. 1, 1980. (AP Photo)
Daytona 500 winner Jeff Gordon, from Pittsboro, Ind., right, is showered with champagne by DuPont Refinishes Chevrolet crew chief Ray Evernham, left, and Terry Labonte in Victory Lane Sunday afternoon Feb. 16, 1997 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Terry Labonte's Kellogg Chevrolet catches flames as it hits the pits during practice Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, for Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla.(AP Photo/Richard Fraginals)
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(HUFFINGTON POST) -- "Texas Terry" is putting it in park.

Race car driver Terry Labonte said his final run around the track will be at Talladega on Sunday after 26 full seasons and a partial racing schedule the last decade.

"This is really going to be the last one. I've enjoyed a few races here and there over the past couple of years with Frank and his team," Labonte said in a news conference on Saturday.

Terry Labonte Says Goodbye To Racing After Talladega

The Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama will be the 57-year-old's 890th race. Only two other people have had that many starts in NASCAR history.

Labonte holds the most starts at Talladega, coming in at a total of 61. He first announced his retirement from the sport in 2006, but has raced 41 times since.

Labonte said his most memorable victories are winning at Darlington Raceway on Labor Day in 1980 and driving to the victory lane at Texas Motor Speedway in 1999.

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